The 9 Most Difficult-to-Source Tech & IT Roles
Competition for IT workers is fierce in the tech world and skills shortages abound. How fierce? Using data from TEKsystems, we look at what organizations describe as their most difficult-to-fill IT roles.

HIT Security Faces Challenges, and Opportunities
Wed, April 23, 2014 But no big surprises. Recent pan-industry data breach reports from Symantec and Verizon Business largely confirm what healthcare already knows about the root cause of data breaches. But how can businesses step up to improve security?

10 Top IT Security Threats for the Next Two Years
Each year, the Internet Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats.

HTC One: 4 Things to Love and 4 Things You Won't

CIO.com's Al Sacco shed lights on four of the best things about the new he HTC One(M8) and four of the worst.

Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your PC

Tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, these 12 gadgets change that.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

The days of developing personal profiles that place a priority on reputation management are slipping away as impromptu activity on social media gathers momentum. This new class of apps encourages you to tell secrets, chat or even hook up with strangers.

IT CAREERS

The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always the best leaders. Here's a look at the separate skills associated with each, so you can be the best leader and/or manager for your IT team.

WIRELESS

Wireless technology changes quickly. This matters if you're running a business, as faster Wi-Fi can improve employee productivity as well as customer service. These advances in wireless tech are therefore worth watching.

CIO ROLE

Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, BYOD, consumer tech and the cloud may be clearing a path for change.

CAREERS

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

BIG DATA

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes important. Hadoop enables processing large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data.

CLOUD SERVICES

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

CLOUD COMPUTING

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

MOBILE

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.

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The Future-State CIO®

The Future-State CIO® will be accountable for IT function success and business process transformation by adopting a more company-external focus and concentrating on using information to drive innovation and strategic advantage in pursuit of business goals. Learn more

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Is your C-suite equipped to make the best decisions about digital-based innovation and transformation? This 12-minute survey will generate benchmarks to see if your enterprise is a digital vanguard or laggard. Take the survey.

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Explore a new framework that positions the CIO as a pathfinder and vanguard of company-side digital activities and initiatives. Hear about the CIO's expanding new role on March 31. Register now.

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Do you have a unique leadership brand with defined goals? On March 19, join the CIO Executive Council to develop your plan of action and accelerate to the cross-functional strategic level. Register now.

IT Leadership Journey Assessment

Assess IT's relationship with business leaders with this quick self-scoring assessment. In order for IT to become a strategic business driver and game changer, the technology organization must become a trusted partner and true business peer. Learn more

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A recent survey by the CIO Executive Council reveals a fundamental disconnect between current IT proficiencies such as vendor partnering and future priorities. Take a closer look to understand which leadership skills are valued. Learn more

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